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Do you know what the most frequently used word is in the script of the Home Alone movie - which, by the way, was released exactly thirty-three years ago? 'Fridge!' Yes, that’s right - Joe Pesci’s character constantly utters this word when he falls into yet another trap from little Kevin McAllister - after all, the film’s rating did not allow him to voice another more appropriate f-word...

You may ask - why this excursion into history? And here's why - in my opinion, this post is the second work of art since Home Alone in terms of the number of times the word 'fridge' is mentioned in the text. So today we examine this incredibly wholesome and sometimes funny thread, the topic starter of which asked: “What SHOULD go in the fridge that people don’t realize should go in the fridge?”

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies My cat according to her

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Cooked rice. Not only needs to be refrigerated but should be put in a shallow dish so that it cools faster. Apparently, rice has its own nasty bacteria that is rare in other foods. Learned this in a food handling course run by public health.

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Now somebody make a reverse post. I ain’t got enough room in my fridge for all this s**t.

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WindySwede
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

just keep it at room temperature, it will be fine 🤗 /s

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The idea that cold maximizes the preservation of frozen items is far from new, and is quite popular in popular culture as well: Steve Rogers and Han Solo certainly won’t let us lie. However, unlike many other great inventions of the 19th century, we cannot precisely name the very inventor of the refrigerator - because the process of its creation was rather evolutionary, gradual.

#4

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Tomatoes!

Just kidding. Keep your tomatoes out of the fridge you heathens

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Any food that you've cooked and are done eating. Looking at you, in-laws who leave entire meals out on the table or counter for hours.

Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Room temperature for either is a bad idea.

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WindySwede
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Put it in cold water bath for it to cool down first! No fun with food poisoning!

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Camera film, it can stay fresh years past the expiration date if refrigerated.

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Today, a refrigerator can be found in literally every kitchen - no matter how cold it is outside the window of the house where this fridge stands. After all, even if it is possible to save on electricity in cold areas, is it worth constantly going outside while cooking? At the same time, the refrigerator is by no means a panacea for storing food.

#7

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies I was called a "b***h" for packing my lunch in a cooler bag with an ice pack. Apparently eating spoiled and expired food is manly.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nothing says “alpha male” like violent, uncontrolled diarrhea! Bonus points for not wiping.

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#9

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Anything that literally says refrigerate after opening

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“Of course, proper storage of products can literally increase their safety, usefulness and taste properties significantly,” says Roman Sardarian, a chef from Odessa, Ukraine, with whom Bored Panda got in touch for a comment. “But this does not mean, of course, that you can put anything you want into the fridge. For example, there are products that have an incredibly high level of odor absorption - like, let's say, melon. Even if you wrap it in cling film and put it in the refrigerator, it will definitely absorb the smells of the surrounding cutlets, sausage or soup."

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“But chocolate, honey or olive oil are products for which the refrigerator is generally contraindicated. Under the influence of low temperatures, chocolate and honey will lose most of their taste and healthfulness, but olive oil will also change its unique consistency. So any advice should be carefully checked. And, preferably, more than once," Roman ponders.

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies I think I'll just set my kitchen temp to 40 degrees f and call it a day

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Opened grated parmesan

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Any opened cheese, grated or not. And most unopened cheese as well.

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Saffron. Seal it in a glass container in the fridge. Will last almost forever.

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Be that as it may, many of the tips in this selection really look useful. Perhaps an experienced home cook knows literally everything about this, but who knows - maybe some of the ideas presented here will actually be educational to you? Although, to be honest, to freeze everything listed here, you need an incredibly spacious fridge. Perhaps you have one? Anyway, please share your own pieces of advice in the comments below.

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#13

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies American eggs

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is the difference in the processing, or must one learn the hen's identity and lineage?

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Opened maple syrup. Suggested you even put it in the freezer as whole syrup doesn’t freeze

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm starting to think that all the posters live in rural places with big house and garage, with multiple fridges and freezers.

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#16

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. F*****g says it on the bottle yet people insist it's fine.

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#18

Leftover pizza

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#19

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Fish oil supplements. My doctor told me it helps with the aftertaste.

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies A few years ago I was told by my doctor to start taking codliver oil. The kind I bought, when unopened, is shelf stable. HOWEVER in very very tiny writing it says to refrigerate after use. Now, I DID look for this and didn't see the VERY TINY instructions - and even though I should know better because I keep Worcestershire sauce and fish sauce in the fridge, I f****d up and just didn't think it through. I just figured it could go in our vitamin cupboard. Well, about a month into taking it I noticed it was discoloured and had brownish specks in it. I freaked out a bit and went over the label and even got my husband to look at it and we found the refrigeration instructions. My dudes, I had been suffering from an inexplicable and disgusting sore throat for 2 weeks. It stopped as soon as I stopped taking that batch. SO GROSS. And I felt SO stupid.

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lesson learned. But really, it's the company's fault for having fine prints on a bottle. Edit: I checked my two bottles of WS and didn't see anything about refrigeration, only about shaking well, and I looked everywhere on both bottles. I'm in Canada, does it make a difference?

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#21

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Defrosting meat

Edit: I guess I should have clarified that I was suggesting the refrigerator over putting the meat out on the counter. I know there are other ways.

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Put your damn pie and cake in the fridge people! It's not a magical food that stays good in neutral temps over a day or two.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not refrigerating a cake, it will go hard. Unlikely to last long enough to be a problem anyway

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Worcestershire sauce.

It's written on the bottle even.

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#24

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Cans of yeast.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Flour. It will last longer and prevent moths. I keep sugar in the freezer to prevent ants and it doesn't get hard.

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#25

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Not Indiana Jones. That was dumb

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that one was a nod to the original script for Back to the Future. Originally the time machine was supposed to be a fridge and not a car. They changed it because they did not want children to get into the fridge and suffocate because they could not open the door from the inside. However, modern fridges have magnetic doors, so you can never be locked inside.

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Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies I was told this a while ago but it’s a good trick to remember with fruits and veggies… if it in the refrigerated section it should go in the fridge (berries, cucumbers, lettuce etc) if it’s just on a stand, it can go on the counter (apples, bananas, tomatoes etc)

ETA this was just a guidance. Do what you want with your produce. And for those that have never seen produce refrigerated at the store, cool. All the stores in my area have both and some even have sprayers on the produce to add moisture.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone is The Arsehole? 🙃 /jk but tomatoes loses their taste if put in fridge?

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#27

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Almond flour or nuts … they can go rancid quickly.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If they're not crispy enough, around 15 minutes in a toaster oven at about 350 f will make them crunchy.

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#28

Person Asks “What Should Go In The Fridge That People Don’t Realize Should Go In The Fridge?”, Gets 30 Replies Beef stock. Sorry, mom.

Does anybody else just put the things that belong in the fridge after opening in the fridge right away prior to ever opening?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No? hang on had to think about the wording of this. No; personally, if it didn't come chilled it goes in the pantry until opened.

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i have ants so 99% of my opened food goes in my fridge. the only food i don’t have in there is honey and peanut butter and those i keep in a airtight container

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I spent too many years not putting bread in the freezer. Tastes much fresher

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

doing this also changes the carbs to lower the glycemic index. I do it for all bread purchased.

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